Enrollment Elevation to the Chinese International Students in Local Universities in Korea

한국 지방대학의 중국유학생 유치·관리방안

  • 정건섭 (부경대학교 공공정책연구소) ;
  • 뢰송림 (한서대학교 중국어과) ;
  • 심문보 (한서대학교 내포지역발전연구소)
  • Received : 2010.05.26
  • Accepted : 2010.07.01
  • Published : 2010.08.28


Since South Korea has problems existing in the respects of educational resources, environment, policies, etc., local universities of South Korea have been in an inferior position in the competition of overseas student enrollment. With increasingly deepening of cultural exchange between China and South Korea, due to geographic close relationship between the two countries, a great number of South Korean students go to China for study; also, Chinese students have increasingly become the important target of recruitment by all local universities in South Korea. In recent years, with rapid increase in the number of Chinese students in South Korea, the overseas student education system of South Korea has been progressed continuously. Compared with educational advantages of universities in European, American developed countries, and the capital region of South Korea, however there still exists a lot of problems in Chinese student recruitment by local universities. The major findings of the study can be summarized as follows. There exist not only some advantages but also some problems to be addressed urgently in Chinese student enrollment by South Korean local universities. How to build a distinctive recruitment environment suitable for Chinese students; and, how to develop a complete "one-stop" educational system suitable for study; and, how to make a strategy of development for Chinese students; and, how to perfect set up the overseas students' education management system; which are the remaining tasks to be solved for. To achieve a win-win for both overseas students and South Korean local universities, it is very important and urgent works to do for administrators of Chinese students in all local universities of South Korea.


Chinese international students;Education;One-stop service;Optimization scheme


  1. Zhang Xiuqin, Content abstract of the speech, Ministry of Education, at the 6th press conference of Year 2009 of the Ministry of Education of China on March 25, 2009.
  2. Information published by the Educational Human Resource Department of South Korea on April 1, 2006.
  3. University public material of Year 2009 of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of South Korea.